Inelasticity and Micromechanics of Metal Matrix Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444818003, 9781483290447

Inelasticity and Micromechanics of Metal Matrix Composites, Volume 41

1st Edition

Editors: George Voyiadjis J.W. Ju
eBook ISBN: 9781483290447
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 7th December 1994
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Table of Contents

Foreword. I: Inelasticity of Metal Matrix Composites. Rate effects of hot isostatic pressing of a unidirectional SiC/Ti composite (Y.A. Bahei-El-Din, G.J. Dvorak). Effect of oxidation on damage evolution in titanium matrix MMC's (L.D. Hurtado, D.H. Allen). A cyclic plasticity model for metal-matrix-composites using an anisotropic yield surface (G.Z. Voyiadjis, G. Thiagarajan). Elastic and elastic-plastic properties of silicon carbide reinforced aluminum matrix composites (N. Yu et al.). On the mechanics of plastic deformation in metal matrix composites (H.M. Zbib, H.T. Zhu). II: Micromechanics of Metal Matrix Composites. Effective elastoplastic behavior of two-phase metal matrix composites: micromechanics and computational algorithms (J.W. Ju, K.H. Tseng). Micromechanic and macroscopic thermoviscoplastic behavior of short fibre MMC (S. Kruch, J.L. Chaboche, N. El Mayas). Micromechanics of active metal matrix composites with shape memory alloy fibers (D.C. Lagoudas, Z. Bo, M.A. Qidwai). Experiments of crack-fiber interactions in composites with frictional interfaces (M.C. Larson). Micromechanical determination of the viscoplastic behavior of a metal-matrix composite (J.Li, G.J. Weng). Geometrical non-linearity effect on fatigue crack tip deformation (T.H. Lin, Q.Y. Chen, S.R. Lin). Modelling interfacial debonding in titanium matrix composites (C.J. Lissenden, C.T. Herakovich). A micromechanical constitutive model for rigid particles embedded in an elastic matrix (N.J. Mattei, M.M. Mehrabadi). Thermo-inelastic analysis of functionally graded materials: inapplicability of the classical micromechanics approach (M.-J. Pindera, J. Aboudi, S.M. Arnold). Micromechanical modeling of damage and plasticity in continuously reinforced MMCs (G.Z. Voyiadjis, P.I. Kattan). Author Index.


This book contains fifteen papers based on the presentations made at the symposium on "Inelasticity and Micromechanics of Metal Matrix Composites" held at the University of Washington, USA, in mid-1994. The papers represent the most recent work conducted on inelasticity and micromechanics of metal matrix composites. The book is divided into two parts: Part I deals with the study of inelastic deformation in metal matrix composites, while Part II tackles the micromechanical aspects of metal matrix composites. The articles discuss different aspects of these two topics ranging from purely theoretical treatments to extensive experimental investigations. Many of the papers are by prominent researchers working in this area.


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About the Editors

George Voyiadjis Editor

George Z. Voyiadjis is the Boyd Professor at the Louisiana State University, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is the highest professorial rank awarded by the Louisiana State University System. He joined the faculty of the University of Louisiana State University in 1980. Voyiadjis’ primary research interest is in damage mechanics of metals, metal matrix composites, and ceramics with emphasis on the theoretical modeling, numerical simulation of material behavior, and experimental correlation. Dr. Voyiadjis’ research has been performed on developing numerical models that aim at simulating the damage and dynamic failure response of advanced engineering materials and structures under high-speed impact loading conditions.
He has over 164 referred journal articles and 14 books (8 as editor) to his credit. Over forty graduate students (21 Ph. D.) completed their degrees under his direction. He has also supervised eleven postdoctoral associates. Voyiadjis has been extremely successful in securing more than $8.0 million in research funds as a principal investigator from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defence, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Transportation, and major companies such as IBM, and Martin Marietta.
He has been invited to give theme presentations and lectures in many countries around the world. He has also been invited as guest editor in numerous volumes of the Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, International Journal of Plasticity, Journal of Engineering Mechanics of the ASCE, and Journal of Mechanics of Materials. These special issues focus in the areas of damage mechanics, structures, fracture mechanics, localization, and bridging of length scales. He is currently a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Academy of Mechanics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boyd Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University

J.W. Ju Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA